Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: The Red Hot Chili Peppers video game

Back in 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their Californication album. A couple of singles followed, including the title track. Naturally, there was a music video. It took the form of a open-world adventure video game that was set in Californication. You may have even seen it because it became the most-watch Chili Peppers video of all time with over 900 million views.

Unfortunately for gamers, it was just an exercise in CGI. No such game existed—until now.

A fan named Miquel Orteza wanted to play it so bad for so long that he coded one himself. If you’re like to play it, Orteza has made it available for free download through a site called Good timesuck, especially if you’re a Chili Peppers fan.

Alan Cross

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